Welsh School of Architecture staff

Dr Ian Knight

Dr Ian Knight
Research Group Architectural Science Group
Address Bute Building,
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3NB
Email Knight@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone 029 2087 5496
Fax 029 2087 4623

Publications Projects


Active in research into the performance of buildings and their components since 1981, my current research interests are:

  • Holistic design of buildings and services
  • The energy performance of Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning components
  • European scale energy profiles for buildings and HVAC components
  • Integration of Renewable Energy Systems, Thermal Energy Storage and Buildings
  • Energy consumption of activities in buildings
Key Research Activities

My funded research activities and outputs over this period have ranged from the production of Best Practice Guidance for the UK Govt, through experimental determination of the performance of services components, such as Solar Thermal Air Conditioning systems, and into work which influences the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.

This latter work has spanned from 2005 to 2014, during which I have proposed and co-ordinated the two largest Intelligent Energy Europe projects funded by the European Commission at that time - HARMONAC and iSERVcmb.

External activities

I am a member of the UK Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Technical Committee.

Regularly invited to speak to EU-28 Member State Legislators about iSERV and HARMONAC during the EU-wide Concerted Action 2 and 3 projects. These presentations are designed to help the Member States transpose the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directives into National Legislation.